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Places To Visit In Rishikesh Sightseeing

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is a famous religious temple located in Rishikesh. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated on the valley of Manikoot mountain. The story of sea churning has been made in the carving out of the temple. The statue of Dwarpalas has been made at the main entrance of the temple. The idol of Kapil Muni and Lord Ganesha is installed on the temple premises. On the hill opposite the temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva's wife "Goddess Parvati". According to legend, sea churning was done for the nectar between gods and demons. During the sea churning, there was poison came out of it, causing the whole earth could have been destroyed. Knowing this, the Gods and the demons became frightened. To get rid of poison, he went to Lord Shiva. Then Lord Shiva raised the pot of poison and drank the whole poison, but Lord Shiva kept the poison in his throat. Lord Shiva's throat became blue after drinking poison and since then Lord Shiva is known as "Neelkanth". It is believed that after drinking poison, Lord Shiva rested on this place for years. That is why this temple was named "Neelkanth Mahadev Temple" due to Lord Shiva's name "Neelkanth". There is a lot of crowds remains in Shivratri and Sawan in the temple.



Lakshman Jhula

Lakshman Jhula is a famous bridge built on River Ganges situated in Rishikesh. Built in the year 1939, this bridge is about 450 feet long and at the height of about 70 feet from the Ganges river. According to mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, had crossed the river at this place with the help of jute ropes. After crossing the river Ganga of Lakshman, this bridge is known as 'Lakshman Jhula'. This bridge was built in the year 1889 with strong iron wires earlier it was a bridge of jute ropes. But in the year 1924, this bridge made of iron wire also went flows in the flood. After this, this strong and attractive bridge was built. This bridge connects one end of the river Ganges to the other end. Beautiful surroundings can be enjoyed by standing on Lakshman Jhula. When people walk on this bridge, it appears to be swinging. That's why it's called a Jhula bridge. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit on this Lakshman Jhula. The Lakshman Jhula is one of the main centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Ram Jhula

Ram Jhula is a famous bridge built on River Ganges located in Rishikesh. Ram Jhula Lakshman Jhula is bigger than the bridge, which connects Swargashram of Shivanand Ashram. This is a bridge made from iron on the holy river Ganges, which is about 450 feet long. This bridge was laid on the holy river Ganga in 1986. This bridge connects one end of the river Ganges to the other end. Beautiful surroundings can be enjoyed by standing on Ram Jhula. When people walk on this bridge, it appears to be swinging. That's why it's called a Jhula bridge. This bridge is made of strong iron wires like the Lakshman Jhula bridge. This bridge offers a magnificent view of the surrounding many temples and the ashrams and the holy river Ganges. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit on this Ram Jhula. The Ram Jhula is one of the main centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Triveni Ghat

Triveni Ghat is a famous holy ghat located in Rishikesh. This is a major bathing ghat, where pilgrims dip in the holy the Ganges river. It is said that there is a confluence three major rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati on this ghat. According to the belief of the people, by the dipping into the river on here brings liberation from sins is attained. According to Hindu mythology, this Ghat is considered sacred and in Hindu epics, this sacred valley is also mentioned. It is believed that Lord Shri Krishna visited this holy place when he was hurt by the arrow of a hunter called "Jara" and this Ghat is also considered as the site of Lord Krishna's funeral. On this place, a "Pind Shradh" is done "ritual", for peace of the soul. At one end of this ghat is the beautiful statue of Goddess Ganga getting out of Lord Shiva's hair and on the other side, giving Gita knowledge to Arjuna, there is a beautiful idol of Shri Krishna and a temple of Ganga Mata. The main attraction of Triveni Ghat is the aarti of Goddess Ganga, also called "Maha aarti". During the evening, thousands of pilgrims gather for the aarti on the ghat.



Bharat Temple

Bharat Temple is a famous temple located in Rishikesh. This temple is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges river. This temple was built by Shri Shankaracharya in about 12th Century. At the sacred place of this temple is the statue of Lord Vishnu, which has been made up of Shaligram stone. This temple is considered to be one of the most beautiful and most ancient temples. This temple is named after Lord Rama's younger brother Bharat. The original form of this temple was damaged during the Taimur invasion in the year 1398. However, later it was rebuilt from the original temple pieces. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Bharat Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Geeta Bhawan

Geeta Bhawan is a famous ancient campus located in Rishikesh, which is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges river. Geeta Bhawan was built in the year 1950. In Geeta Bhawan, the walls adorned with pictures of the Ramayana and Mahabharata further enhance the beauty of this place. Geeta Bhawan is famous for its scenic walls. There are about 1000 rooms in the Geeta Bhawan, where devotees can remain free of cost. Devotional music can be enjoyed here in the evening. Apart from dipping into the holy river Ganges, devotees can meditate in this Bhawan and listen to the discourses of saints. There is also an Ayurvedic department in this Bhawan, where medicines are made using Himalayan herbs. There is also an old banyan tree, it is believed that many famous saints like Swami Ramatirtha have done penance here. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this Geeta Bhawan. The Geeta Bhawan is one of the main tourist destinations of attraction in Rishikesh.



Tera Manzil Temple

Tera Manzil Temple is a famous temple located in Rishikesh. This temple is situated on the eastern bank of holy river Ganges near Lakshman Jhula. This temple is also known as the Trimbakeshwar Temple. It is believed that this temple was established in the 9th century AD by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. This temple is famous for its beautiful architecture. This temple is a 13th-floor structure, which has several small shrines dedicated to many Hindu Goddess-Gods in each floor. From the top floor of the temple, the spectacular view of the majestic mountains and the holy river the Ganges and the surrounding area is can be seen. Especially in the temple, during the Shravan Month and Maha Shivaratri festivals, A large number of devotees remain crowded. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Tera Manzil Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Parmarth Niketan

Parmarth Niketan is a famous biggest ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on the banks of holy river Ganges. This ashram was founded in the year 1942 by Saint Shukdevanand Ji Maharaj. Parmarth Niketan is the biggest ashram of Rishikesh. There are more than 1000 rooms in this ashram. In this ashram, 14 feet high statue of Lord Shiva has been set up. In this ashram, worship, yoga, meditation, satsang and kirtan are performed every morning, and in the evening there are Ganga-aarti too. Apart from this, in the ashram, Ayurvedic medicine and Ayurvedic training are also given. Within the ashram, there are beautiful idols, which are made on the basis of mythology. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. Parmarth Niketan is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Swargashram

Swargashram is a famous ancient ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on the eastern bank of holy river Ganges. This ashram has been established by Swami Vishudhanand. This ashram was built in honour of the popular Hindu saint Vishuddhananda, which is known as named of 'Kali Kamali Wale Baba'. There are many small ashrams in addition to the store, park, tea-coffee shop, other shops, ayurvedic dispensary, library, meditation centre, hotel and restaurant in the premises of this ashram. Can be reached through the Ram Jhula bridge built on river Ganga till this Ashram. The temples, caves and hostels are located inside the ashram. There are many have been made beautiful temples on here. There are many shops present of handicrafts items around the ashram. In this Ashram, a various religious ritual are organized from birth to death. There is an extensive collection of religious and cultural teaching books in the Ashram's library. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. Swargashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Raghunath Temple

Raghunath Temple is a famous religious temple located in Rishikesh. This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Rama and Mother Sita. This temple is situated near the Triveni Ghat. According to legend, Lord Ram with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshman during the time of exile stayed here and rested. There is also a small holy kund in the temple premises. The interesting thing about this kund is that it always reflects the image of the Raghunath temple. This temple has a great religious significance. Within the temple, the statue of Lord Rama and his wife Sita has been established. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Raghunath Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Virbhadra Temple

Virbhadra Temple is a famous temple located in Rishikesh. The religious significance of this temple is equally historic is also. For the first time in the year 1975, of this place was digging, in which it was discovered that these temples were in 100 AD to 800 AD. In this temple, the established Shivaling and ancient sculptures here are very old, which is now under the patronage of the Archeology Department. In 18 Puranas, has been told about Virbhadra. Listening to the news of Sati's death, Lord Shiva came in anger and Virbhadra had originated from his hair. Bhairav form of Lord Shiva, Virbhadra was born to dissolve the Yajna of King Daksh. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Virbhadra Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Rajaji National Park

Rajaji National Park is a famous sanctuary located in Rishikesh. This park extends to 820.42 square area. This park is in the land area of three towns of Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh. Founded in the year 1983, this park is composed of sanctuaries named Motichur sanctuary, Chilla sanctuary and Rajaji sanctuary. Motichur Sanctuary was founded in the year 1936, Rajaji Van Vihar was founded in the year 1948 and Chilla Sanctuary was founded in the year 1977. The name of this park is named after the famous freedom fighter, "Shri Raj Gopalachari". To be counted among India's major wildlife sanctuaries, this Rajaji National Park is home to 315 species of birds and 23 species of mammals. This park is famous for Asian elephants. Asian elephant, cheetahs, bears, cobras, wild pigs, rabbits, wild cat and deer are found in this park. To roam inside the park, here are jeep safaris available in the rental. During the forest safari, tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of hills, valleys and rivers.



Rishikund

Rishikund is a sacred kund located near the Triveni Ghat in Rishikesh. It is believed that this kund was made by saint Kubz. Goddess Yamuna was pleased with the saint Kubz and filled the pond with her water. It is believed that by bathing in this sacred kund, one gets rid of the sins committed by man. According to Hindu mythology, this kund is considered sacred. In this sacred kund, the image of Raghunath temple dedicated to Lord Rama and Mata Sita is can be seen. This sacred kund has a great religious significance. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this sacred kund and do the bath. The Rishikund is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Lakshman Temple

Lakshman Temple is a famous temple located in Rishikesh. This temple is one of the ancient temples situated on the banks of river Ganges. This temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshman, which were the younger brothers of Lord Rama. According to legend, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, came to this place and he meditated here to get spiritual knowledge. Lakshman temple is near Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh. This temple has a great religious significance. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Lakshman Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Vashistha Cave

Vashistha Cave is a famous natural cave located in Rishikesh. This cave is situated on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, which is a popular place for that meditation. It is believed that the great Rishi Vasishtha had meditated in this cave. Rishi Vashishta was the Guru of Lord Rama. It was his residence site. According to Hindu mythology, Rishi Vashishth decided to renounce his body in the Ganges, but Goddess Ganga refused to do so. Arundhati, the wife of Rishi Vashisht, liked this place and they decided to stay here. While living in the cave, Rishi Vashishta meditated for a long time. Near the cave is a Shivling which is considered sacred by Hindus. The famous Hindu saints Shri Swami Purshottamanand Ji came here in the year 1928 and in the year 1961. There is also their an ashram near the Vashishta cave, where daily meditation is practised. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy cave. The Vashistha Cave is one of the main centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



Jumpin Heights

Jumpin Heights is a popular adventure spot located in Rishikesh. This spot is situated in Mohan Chatti village, about 25 km from Rishikesh. Adventure activities like Bungee jumping, Swing and Flying fox are done in the Jumpin Heights. Jumpin Heights is known for the best bungee jumping activity in India. Here the platform for Bungee jumping has been made 83 meters above. Here, Bungee jumping is done at a height of 83 meters. Apart from bungee jumping, flying fox activity is also done on here. This activity is fixed on one wire from one end of the valley to another, whose length is about 1 km. Flying Fox is usually done by three persons at one time. As well as giant swing activity is also done on here. This activity can be done by two people at the same time. This is an ideal place for adventure lovers. Tourists from all over the world come here to enjoy these adventure activities. The Jumpin Heights is a major attraction centre in Rishikesh.



Sivananda Ashram

Sivananda Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on the banks of river Ganga near Ram Jhula. This Ashram was established by Swami Shivanand in the year 1932. Swami Shivanand was a prestigious spiritual guru. This ashram is also known as named of "Divya Jeevan Sangh". From this ashram, Yoga-Vedanta and religious books are done published. Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, this Ashram promotes spirituality in the region. It runs a number of charitable and spiritual institutions like Ashram Ayurvedic dispensary, Yoga-Vedanta Forest Academy and Sivananda Eye Hospital. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. Sivananda Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Omkarananda Ashram

Omkarananda Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This ashram is situated on the foothills of the Himalayas in Muni Ki Reti. This ashram was established in the year 1967 by Gurudev Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati, which was a saint and philosopher. This ashram is a spiritual place famous for Iyengar Yoga. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. In the ashram, morning evening the Worship and Aarti also happen. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. Yoga, asana and kirtan are also done in this ashram. Omkarananda Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Anand Prakash Ashram

Anand Prakash Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated in Tapovan of Rishikesh. This ashram was established in the year 2007 by Yog Rishi Vishvketu. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. In the ashram, morning evening the Worship and Aarti also happen. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Scriptures and teachings are also studied in this ashram. This ashram is a charitable trust. Yoga, asana, pranayama, and kirtan are also done in this ashram. Anand Prakash Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Andhra Ashram

Andhra Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is run by a group of South Indian people. In this Ashram, many festivals of South India are celebrated. Within this Ashram, Sri Venkateswaravari Temple and Sri Chandramouleshwara Temple have also been established. In the year 1930, for the South Indian pilgrims, it was founded by Shri Sachidanand Saraswati, which did not know about the local language. That is why he established a trust and named him the Andhra Ashram. In the ashram, morning evening the Worship and Aarti also happen. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Andhra Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Himalayan Yog Ashram

Himalayan Yog Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This ashram was established in the year 2012. The daily guidance of this ashram was done by Yogi Ram and he started with the grace of his guru Swami Hanuman Giri. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Yoga, asana, pranayama, and kirtan are also done in this ashram, along with this, Ayurvedic remedies and food are prepared all carefully. Himalayan Yog Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Madhuban Ashram

Madhuban Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This ashram is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Inside the ashram, there is a beautiful temple of Lord Krishna. In the ashram, the hymns and kirtan of Lord Krishna are organized in the morning and evening. This Ashram follows the Iscon traditions, so it is also known as the named of Iscon Temple. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. In this Ashram, during the Janmashtami festival, many competitions are organized. Madhuban Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Nirmal Ashram

Nirmal Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This ashram is a charitable institution based on Rishikesh. This ashram was established in the year 1903 by Mahant Buddha Singh Ji Maharaj. This Ashram started the hospital in the year 1990 in the field of health. This Ashram runs two schools like Deepmala Pagarani Public School and Gyan Daan Academy. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In the ashram, hymns, tale and sermons are organized. Nirmal Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Phool Chatti Ashram

Phool Chatti Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on Rishikesh-Neelkanth road along the river Ganges. This ashram is surrounded by majestic mountains. The peaceful and secluded atmosphere of the ashram attracts many tourists coming here. It is such an ashram, where you can relax in a quiet environment. This ashram has prepared a yoga and meditation program for a comprehensive introduction of yoga and life. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. In the ashram, morning evening the Worship and Aarti also happen. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Yoga, asana, pranayama, and meditation are also done in this ashram. Phool Chatti Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Osho Ganga Dham Ashram

Osho Ganga Dham Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on the banks of the holy Ganga river. The peaceful and secluded atmosphere of the ashram attracts many tourists coming here. It is such an ashram, where you can relax in a quiet environment. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Yoga, asana, pranayama, and kirtan are also done in this ashram. Osho Ganga Dham Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Sadhaka Grama Ashram

Sadhaka Grama Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. The full name of this ashram is Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Dhyana Ashram. This ashram was established in the year 2002 by Swami Ved Bharti. The ashram complex has been designed according to the ancient architectural principles. This ashram is an ideal place to study, practice and experience the yoga and meditation tradition. The peaceful and secluded atmosphere of the ashram attracts many tourists coming here. It is such an ashram, where you can relax in a quiet environment. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Sadhaka Grama Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Swami Dayananda Ashram

Swami Dayananda Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. This Ashram is situated on the banks of the holy Ganga river. This ashram is a centre of the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. This ashram was established in the year 1960 by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. Swami Dayanand Saraswati was an internationally recognized teacher of Vedanta and the most famous scholar of Sanskrit. The ashram also has a library, which includes more than 5000 books like Vedanta, Sanskrit grammar, Indian and Western philosophy, religion and Yoga on various topics. Regular Iyengar Yoga Camps are organized in the Ashram. Regular residential courses are organized in the ashram with the meditation on the Bhagavad Gita and ten major Upanishads. During of the course, the Vedic Mantra is also taught in the ashram. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. Swami Dayananda Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Vanprastha Ashram

Vanprastha Ashram is a famous ashram located in Rishikesh. The founder of this ashram is 'Baba Kali Kamli Wale'. This Ashram is situated near the holy river Ganges. This ashram is known for purity, spirituality and high ideals. This ashram is the main centre of devotion and spirituality. In the ashram, morning evening the Worship and Aarti also happen. There is also a proper arrangement for rest in the ashram at night. In addition to rest, there is get also a purely vegetarian meal to eat at the ashram. Yoga, asana, pranayama, and kirtan are also done in this ashram. There is a beautiful big garden in the ashram, where there are many varieties of beautiful flowers. Vanprastha Ashram is one of the main ashrams of Rishikesh.



Neer Garh Waterfalls

Neer Garh Waterfalls is a famous waterfall located in Rishikesh. It is a beautiful natural waterfall of water flowing through the rocks. To reach the waterfalls, trekking is an adventurous activity. This natural waterfall is situated in the middle of dense green forests. After reaching here, the tourists enjoy a bath under the waterfall. It's a beautiful picnic spot. This is an ideal place for nature lovers. Beautiful natural waterfall and the tranquil atmosphere of here, attracts many tourists coming here. This is a two-level waterfall with two bath pools. After 200 meters of the trek from the road, there are small waterfalls, tourists can enjoy a bath in this small waterfall. To reach the main waterfalls, there is a trek of 1.2 km. During the journey of Rishikesh, the tourists visit Neer Garh Waterfalls. The Neer Garh Waterfalls is one of the beautiful tourist spots of Rishikesh.



Shatrughna Temple

Shatrughna Temple is a famous ancient temple located in Rishikesh. This temple is situated on the banks of the holy Ganges river near Ram Jhula. This temple is one of the temples dedicated to Shatrughna. Shatrughna was the youngest brother of Lord Rama, who was one of the four sons of King Dasharatha and he was born to the king's third wife Sumitra. The name of this temple has been named Shatrughna Temple in the name of him. Shatrughna means 'Destroyer of enemies'. This temple has a great religious significance. During the visit, tourists visit this holy ancient temple for Darshan. During the trip to Rishikesh, tourists visit in this holy temple. The Shatrughna Temple is one of the main religious centres of attraction in Rishikesh.



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